The Live at Home scheme is a national organisation which is organised by the Methodist Church but is open to everybody. Members are not required to be Christian or indeed have any faith. The scheme is aimed mainly at those who are lonely, elderly or are unable to get out on their own.
The Middlesbrough branch started early in 2002 and is based at Marton Methodist Church. Activities include:
- A fortnightly meeting called Good Companions which is open to all and includes games afternoons, outings and a speaker programme.
- On alternative weeks we also run a ChatRoom when folk come along to talk over refreshments or play a game of dominoes (whatever takes their fancy).
- Transport is available for both the Good Companions and the ChatRoom.
Activities outside Marton Methodist church include:
- One to one visiting is also available to those who are unable to come to the church building, in addition help can be offered with the weekly shopping.
- A luncheon club which is based at the church in Eston when a 2 course meal with tea or coffee is available (booking is necessary).
- A “Drop in” also takes place at the church in Normanby on Tuesday afternoons.
- A Town centre group (similar to the Good Companions) is held fortnightly at Linthorpe Road.
- A men’s group (fortnightly) includes a pub lunch followed by a walk or visit to a place of interest.
You can find more information on the MHA website – click here.